UPDATE 3.20PM: Weatherzone meteorologist Craig McIntosh said storms were likely to continue today.

"The storm activity is due to a slow-moving trough over Queensland," he said.

"There is a good chance of storms on Monday with some rain on Tuesday before things start to dry up."

Mr McIntosh said it was the season for unpredictable weather.

"This time of year, storms can just pop up whenever they like. It is very hard to predict."

UPDATE 2.15PM: Bundaberg Airport has recorded 46.6mm of rain since 1pm on Sunday. 

UPDATE 2PM: Ergon Energy corporate communications manager Michael Hardy said Ergon Energy were responding and crews were fault finding.

"We are aware that the storms are impacting some networks in the Bundaberg area," he said.

"We ask customers to stay safe, stay away from and report any fallen powerlines."

Mr Hardy said customers could also check for outages via the outage finder at www.ergon.com.au.

To report fallen powerlines, contact 000 or 131 670.

To report network faults, contact 132 296.

EARLIER: Thave been reports of power lines down near Bundaberg TAFE on Walker St and near the Brothers Club.

As of 1.45pm, Maynard and Barolin St traffic lights are believed to be out, train lights may be flashing and boom gates are possibly down on Walker St. 

It is possible at this stage that other traffic lights could be malfunctioning due to the storm, but it was not possible to confirm this. 

Please be safe, and let us know if you know of any other hazards in the region by heading to our Facebook page or emailing crystal.jones@news-mail.com.au.

The Bundaberg Airport has recorded 28mm of rain since 1pm Sunday. 

Residents across the region are reporting power outages in several suburbs and on Thabeban St. 

Reports have also been made of hail at South Kolan and Branyan. 

Regular updates on the storm at bom.gov.au

Unconfirmed reports of power lines down near Bundaberg TAFE on Walker St and near the Brothers Club.Please be safe, and let us know if you know of any other hazards in the region.

Posted by NewsMail on Saturday, 7 November 2015


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